7am on 7th

7am on 7th

Posted on: April 14, 2016| By: admin

Morning Mammie. Morning Madam. Good morning Gogo. Hey, G’morning, I say, to each person who wanders by me. It’s early on a Sunday. There are few people on the streets. It’s chilly but the sun is shining, the magnolias are in bloom and the air smells like lavender. I turn the corner and walk past…
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The Braamfontein Spruit, Jozi

The Braamfontein Spruit, Jozi

Posted on: April 4, 2016| By: admin

Yesterday we walked the Braamfontein Spruit. We smothered ourselves in Vichy sunblock 100, put on good walking shoes, filled bottles of water, grabbed our hats and off we went. We set off from the Delta Park environmental centre (tons of parking), and then followed the part of the trail that leads from the Delta, through the…
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Walking in Johannesburg

Walking in Johannesburg

Posted on: March 24, 2016| By: admin

So you’re going to be in Johannesburg over Easter? Well, we think you’re lucky. No traffic, no crowds, no huge expense. And, provided the sun is shining, here are a couple of nature reserves that are close to Jozi and rather beautiful. Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve This is the largest proclaimed nature reserve in the bigger…
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MOTMOT

MOTMOT

Posted on: March 22, 2016| By: admin

If you are a visitor to Johannesburg and looking for gifts to take home with you, or even just something special to spoil yourself with, go to MOTMOT. It is the most divine specialist shop in Parkhurst and I am a little bit in love with it. The owner, George Nowosenetz, is always in the…
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Schoolboy Rugby

Schoolboy Rugby

Posted on: March 8, 2016| By: admin

Schoolboy Rugby in South Africa is huge. It’s incredibly competitive, the standard of rugby is excellent and huge amounts of time, effort and commitment go into the sport, from the players to the coaches to the parents. Excitement is mounting for the upcoming Schoolboy Easter Rugby Festival, co-hosted by St Stithians, KES and St. Johns….
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The Kitchen on the 4th Floor

The Kitchen on the 4th Floor

Posted on: February 29, 2016| By: admin

  I’m trying not to get crumbs on my keyboard as I type but it’s impossible. I’m eating Faith Rubin’s fantastic chocolate chip cookies and somebody please send help because I can’t stop! Faith is a bit of a Jozi institution. She’s a well known baker, ice-cream maker, amazing cook, funky dresser, entrepreneur, feminist, ardent…
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Introducing our new three Johannesburg Guesthouses

Introducing our new three Johannesburg Guesthouses

Posted on: February 25, 2016| By: admin

We’re proud to welcome our three new Johannesburg Guesthouses and we’re also smiling because each one is not only gorgeous and cozy, but each one has the most lovely owner! Fifteen on Orange Guest Lodge is in Orchards. I was lucky to have tea with Beverly, who has spent the last year and a half renovating…
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Valentine’s Day – Jewels

Valentine’s Day – Jewels

Posted on: February 12, 2016| By: admin

It’s Valentine’s Day and we think by this time you know where to buy flowers, chocolates, stuffed animals and all that kinda romantic stuff. But do you know where to buy beautiful jewels? And do you know that if you buy beautiful jewels for your partner you will feel forever madly deeply truly loved? We…
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Music in Johannesburg

Music in Johannesburg

Posted on: February 11, 2016| By: admin

Jozi’s music scene is pretty cool and if you’re into music you will want to check out these hip and fab venues. You’ll find funky bohemian style bars, upmarket jazz clubs, extraordinary rooftop venues and outdoor parks catering to large concerts. Here are some of our favourites:- The Bassline is a real musical institution in…
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Katy’s Palace and Amatuli Artefacts

Katy’s Palace and Amatuli Artefacts

Posted on: January 27, 2016| By: admin

Katy’s Palace is the most fabulous surprise. It’s a seriously unique venue, set on a rooftop in Kramerville with exquisite views of Sandton, and it really is a palace! The space is magical with furnishings that are eclectic to say the least. Gorgeous sink in couches, Moroccan lights, a magnificent bar, old time charm, a…
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